Welcome to Worcester Community Action Council

Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) mission is helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. WCAC was started in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It is the federally designated “community action agency” for Central MA. Today, the agency serves the City of Worcester and 45 surrounding towns through emergency and social service programs.

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Head Start/Early Head Start now recruiting for Fall 2022

WCAC's Head Start & Early Head Start programs, offering center based and home based services for children from prenatal to age 5, are now recruiting for Fall 2022. Open Houses at Webster Center for June 16th and at Southbridge Center on June 23rd. Learn more now.

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Job Fair & Talent Showcase

WCAC's Job & Education Center will host its 2nd Annual Job Fair & Talent Showcase on Wednesday, August 10, 2002 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at Polar Park in Worcester! Meet with employers, bring your resume - interview on the spot! Raffles, prizes and more! Open to all. Pre-register to be eligible for special prize when you attend.

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Financial Assistance

Through WCAC's Resiliency Center, WCAC offers programming intended to educate, empower and connect people to financial opportunities and support them to reach their self-identified goals. Learn more about our one-on-one financial coaching, free tax preparation and banking assistance programs.

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PROGRAMS BUILT FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We are an umbrella agency for education, employment and social service programs.

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Communities Served
75000+
Individuals Impacted
130+
Employees in Action
55
Years of Service

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